Friday, October 23, 2015

Art Day Photos on Shutterfly!

Click on this link to see the wonderful things that were happening at Art Day!

Here are a few to get you started:

It's Online! Gift Wrap Fund Raiser

The Holidays are upon us!

Do you have a hard-to-shop-for person on your list? Great news … the Gift Wrap fundraiser sale continues with online sales through the end of the school year! All profits directly benefit the students! Go to Use School Code 2198281

High School Halloween Dance - Oct. 30

College Fair - Oct. 25 & 26

Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to learn about admissions and scholarships from representatives from over 70 different colleges. Free admission!

These colleges will be represented:

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Halloween Week in the Elementary

Costume Parade & Class Parties

Our annual Halloween Costume Parade will take place around the courtyard, ending up in the Wilcox Gym. It begins at 1:00, followed by class parties from 1:50-2:40. Room Parents are organizing class parties.

Na Pua Keiki will have their costume parade at 9:00 a.m.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Students are invited to carve or decorate a pumpkin (or vegetable of their choice) and bring it to school at 7:50. Members of Student Council will judge entrees and give out certificates. All veggies must be taken home when school ends on Friday.

       Categories Are (but not limited to):

  • Spooky
  • Rock Star
  • Funny
  • Magical
  • Ugly

Spirit Week

Student Council invites elementary students to dress up as follows:
  • Monday - Favorite Animal Day
  • Wednesday - Rock Star Day
  • Friday - bring your costume and change for the Halloween Parade at 1:00
Students should dress normally on Tuesday & Thursday.

Middle & High School students are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to school on Friday, Oct. 30th

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Flu Clinic Oct. 27

This is the schedule for students who requested their flu immunization. 

  • 8:30 am - 8:50 am   (K-1st grade)
  • 8:50 am - 9:10 am   (2nd & 3rd grade)
  • 9:10 am - 9:30 am   (4th & 5th grade)
  • 9:30 am - 10:15 am  (6th, 7th, 8th grade)

Fall Voyager Athletics Coming to a Close

Sign Up For Winter KIF Sports

Our Athletics Director, Kaipo Kealalio, has announced the following meetings for those interested in winter sports:
  • Wrestling with Coach Erin Cobb-Adams: Wednesday October 14th at 11:20am, Wilcox Gym Lanai
  • Swimming with Coach Shannon Wigent: Monday October 19th at 11:20am, Wilcox Gym Lanai
  • Basketball with Coaches Guy Higa and Jeff Iida: Tuesday October 20 at 11:20am, Wilcox Gym Lanai
  • Girls Soccer with Coach Colby Ayonon '01: Wednesday October 21st at 11:20 a.m. on Wilcox Gym Lanai 
If you can't make these meetings, the coaches will follow up with a practice schedule. Please contact Kaipo ( and he'll send you the information.

Voyager Girls Finish 2nd in KIF Cross Country Championships

Carolyn Price ʻ17, finished first at the KIF Cross Country Championships on Saturday!Gianna DʻAnnibale ʻ16, finished 2nd! Our girls team finished 2nd overall, just five points behind Kapa‘a. 

Voyager Cross Country team with Coach Eric Wortmann
Island School Boys: 96 points. Josh Miller (10-19:25.26), Ian Penner (18-20:20.33), Ben Griep (21-20:32.88), Micah Asuncion (26-21:14.40), Eosin Chelius (38-22:56.29).

Island School Girls: 39 points. Carolyn Price (1-20:50.12), Gianna D’Annibale (2-21:26.06), Jade Murphy (11-23:21.63), Makenna Olson (12-23:47.50), Rebecca Stevens (13-23:58.99).

Voyagers qualifying for the State Championships on Maui are: Carolyn Price, Gianna D'Annibale, Jade Murphy, Makenna Olson,  Rebecca Stevens and Josh Miller.Gooooo Voyagers!

Air Riflery Season Ends

This year would be a year described as a growing year for Voyager Air Riflery. Out of 6 girls, four were new to the sport. Amanda Nguyen ʻ16, and Aliana Ho ʻ18, certainly led by example – often shooting some of the better scores.  This duo was accompanied by first year shootersQuinn Catlin ʻ19, Naya Greenberg ʻ19, Emma Harris ʻ19, and Risa Whetse ʻ19. We look forward to seeing all of these young ladies return with the exception of Amanda, who will be graduating this year.
On the boysʻ side, of our 12 shooters, eight were new to the sport. We will continue to build momentum with a large core of shooters expected to come back next year. Three seniors will not be returning, Scott Kilcoyne, Sam Goldberg and Daniel Wu.  The other nine shooters looking to return next year will be Tanner Tavares ʻ17, Michael Chung ʻ17, Reece Valencia ʻ18. Kamalei Baptist ʻ19, Pierce Bivens ʻ19, Brandon Nguyen ʻ19, Kai Ramirez ʻ19, Henry Scheerer ʻ19, and Bryant Wu ʻ19.
Many thanks go out to Coaches Michael Zubillaga, Ryan Stiglmeier and Sean Magoun for all of your time and effort!

Middle School PE Class Update

7th Grade Boys Play Football Under Rainbow Skies

Mr. Archie's 7th grade boys PE class enjoyed a session of flag football under blue skies and rainbows last week.

Middle School Girls Got Game!

Middle school girls practiced their basketball skills during PE.

Dina Hayes demonstrates good lay up form.

Freshmen Play Soccer in PE

Freshmen boys prepared for the upcoming soccer season in their PE class.

Mahalo to ♥ ♥ ♥ week of Oct. 19th

♥ ♥ ♥  Chris Sweitzer for his help setting lights for "Aladdin." Also to Akiko Shindo, Lina Skinner, Marjorie DeSouza, Lei Kurz, Keana Oliveira and Leah Edwards for their help with sets and costumes this week. Tanya Temme for making our "Aladdin" poster.

♥ ♥ ♥  Terry Bruns from KCC for loaning their anatomical models to the honors anatomy class.

♥ ♥ ♥  Daniel Bicciche for donating six large door mats for the Main Hall.

 ♥ ♥ ♥  the Horner Ohana for the lemons.

High & Middle School Retreat This Thurs/Fri

Each class in middle and high school will attend their annual retreats on Thursday & Friday, October 22 & 23.

In Middle School, plans are as follows:
6th - Breakfast bond and art project on campus, Humane Society training, water safety at the YMCA pool, tubing on the Wailua River, and team building games.

7th - Art project, water safety at YMCA pool, Save Our Seas presentation, reef training and snorkeling at Anini Beach.

8th - Winners Camp on campus, a day with the Coast Guard, Fire & and Police Dept., boat trip, helicopter basics and rescue games. 

High School plans are:
9th - Paddling on the Wailua River with Puuwai Canoe Club, Winners Camp on campus.

10th - Overnight at Hanchett Ranch in Moloa‘a.

11th - Breakfast bond and Art Day set up on campus, overnight at Koke`e Hui O Laka CCC  Camp.

12th - Breakfast bond on campus, overnight at Polihale State Park, Hawaiian Village restoration work at Nu‘alolo Kai on the Nāpali Coast (weather permitting).

Check your email boxes for updates, supply lists, and other important information about these two special retreat days.

Art Day for PK-5 Friday - Help Still Needed

Art Day for PK-5 Friday!

Island Schoolʻs annual Art Day takes place this Friday, October 23, for students in grades PK-5. A line-up of local artists (some of them our own teachers) have volunteered to teach a total of eight workshops, beginning first thing in the morning, and ending at lunch.

Volunteers are still needed
  • to help artists in a couple of workshops (contact Penny Nichols)
  • to bring food to the Artists Luncheon click here to sign up
  • serving food at the Artists Luncheon - click here to sign up
  • to help with cleanup at noon - carrying supplies to the art room and tidying up the classrooms (contact Penny Nichols)
For K-2: Halloween Paintings with Maraci Calvillo, Clay Leaf Plates with Helen Meade, Mask Making with Mary Nakamura, and Painted Ceramic Coasters with Casie Yannarell.

For 3-5: Recycled Bird Sculptures with Gaye Miller, Embroidered Bookmarks with Philip Steinbacher, Pinhole Photography with Dean Wakamoto, and Wood Collage with Cindy Wortmann.

Pre-K will have their own schedule.

Immediately following lunch, the art will be displayed in the Central Courtyard. Students will go on the "Art Walk," which will feature various entertainments.

All artists and volunteers are invited to the Artistsʻ Luncheon on the Wilcox Gym lanai, after the morning workshops.

We look forward to Art Day and to seeing the results of our studentsʻ creative imaginations.

Community News/Classified Ads: week of Oct. 19th

 Kaua‘i  Youth Orchestra
TUESDAYS Nov 17 – Jan 5, 2016
  • Beginning Orchestra 6:00-6:45pm
  • Intermediate Orchestra 7:00-8:00pm 
Classes At Bandwagon Music Center
3-3100 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue
Unknown Artistsʻ Faire
At the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center on November 14th, 2015, from 10am to 5pm. Open to anyone who is unknown as an artist (at this time) and living on Kaua‘i (depending on space).The costs of the Faire will be shared by all the vendors. Call 651-0339 if youʻd like to be a vendor.
Wanted to Rent
An Island School family is looking for a 3 br/2 bath house starting mid-December. Looking at Kalaheo to Wailua. If you know of anything, please email Maria at

Car For Sale
1996 BMW 328i white 4dr. automatic. 8000 miles on Michelin Pilot Exalto High Performance tires, 225/50r16 92Y. Needs grill and hood. Engine and transmission in good condition with all service and repair records. Drive this classy car away for an agreeable dollar amount. CallElizabeth at 635-0006.

Open Reception/Fund Raiser Oct. 26th
Opening Reception for Sam's Ocean View Bar + Kitchen where the former Beachwalk/Scotty's used to be. New owners, new look, new food, same great view! And on Mon. Oct. 26th you can try it out on them and find out more about MISSION: Y.E.S. with a donation in return!

Free Halloween Bowling Party for Ages 14-24

Kaua‘i Concert Association Event
Thursday, November 12-- The Glenn Miller Air Force Band (77th Anniversary)-- this is 26 band members, singers and dancer, plus Ron Wiley is emceeing.
For tickets or info, visit:

"Mary Poppins" Comes to Kaua‘i

Auditions for KCC Production of "Carnival"
Greg Shepherd, musical theatre director at KCC, is looking for juniors and seniors to audition for the chorus for a production of the musical "Carnival." Those interested should have with solid, in-tune voices. Dependability is essential, so any prospects should know that they're required to come to all rehearsals and performances on time unless arrangements are made beforehand. Rehearsals will begin on January 9, 2016, and will be held late afternoons on Saturdays. Performances are the last two weekends in May. Contact Peggy Ellenburg for more information.

Help Needed Thursday for "Navigator" Mail-Out

The Fall issue of the "Navigator" will be ready to mail on Thursday, Oct. 22. If you are available to help stamp, tape & label, please contact Peggy ( and let her know what time you can come. Mahalo!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Lego Week Last Week in the LRC

Check out the Lego creations that were displayed in the LRC last week.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Shave Ice Anyone?

Traci Sullivanʻs anatomy class is selling Uncle's Shave Ice tickets to raise funds to travel to O‘ahu to visit the John A Burns School of Medicine. The tickets are $12 and they are good for $19 worth of shave ice. Uncles is opening a new location in the Safeway Shopping Center here in Lihu‘e on Nov. 14th. So, get your discount tickets from class members today!

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast - Nov. 5

We're looking for LOVE in all the right places. Please join the planning committee for the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast and show our teachers some LOVE! Please contact Kristi Buchanan at (970) 379-9505 or